Herbed Roasted Turkey Breast is a quick and easy alternative to cooking a whole turkey this Thanksgiving.

Roasted Turkey Breast

You don't need to cook a whole turkey for the holidays! Save time and have less mess by roasting a turkey breast.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 12
Calories 100 kcal
Author Jennifer Pullman


  • 1 5-6 pound boneless, skinless turkey breast
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh sage chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 11/2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup apple cider


  1. Place turkey breast in a plastic storage bag or food storage container.
  2. Mix together additional ingredients and then add to turkey breast.
  3. Seal container and place turkey with marinade into the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or over night.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  5. Remove turkey breast from marinade.
  6. Discard marinade.
  7. Place turkey breast in a roasting pan and cover with foil.
  8. Roast turkey until juices run clean when pierced with a fork and the internal temperature of the thickest portion of the breast is heated to 165 degrees F. (Approximately 1-11/2 hours).
  9. When turkey is done remove from oven, cover with foil, and let rest for 10 minutes before cutting.

Recipe Notes

You don't need to use fresh herbs if you don't have them or don't want to purchase them.  You can use 1 teaspoon dried of each sage, rosemary, and thyme. 

Adapted from Ina Garten

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Turkey Breast
Amount Per Serving (3 ounces)
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 329mg14%
Potassium 190mg5%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.